17TH ANNUAL DETROIT TOUR OF URBAN GARDENS AND FARMS. Wednesday, August 6th 6-9PM Eastern Market Shed 3. Say nice things about Detroit! A bankrupt city? A food desert? One giant farm? Ignore all you’ve heard and join us for the 17th Annual Tour of Urban Gardens and Farms to learn how Detroit’s urban agriculture community is addressing challenges facing the city. Travel by bus or bike to visit a sampling of the city’s urban gardens, farms and other innovative agriculture projects and businesses. After the tour, a reception featuring locally-grown food and refreshments prepared by local chefs will provide guests with a taste of Detroit’s delicious food system. Back by popular demand, the reception will feature a Good Food Bazaar, where guests can learn about opportunities to plug into Detroit’s food community from starting a community garden or launching a new food business to purchasing handmade artisanal food from local food entrepreneurs. Early registration is highly recommended. Register here today!
THIS SUMMER TREAT YOURSELF TO A MEAL AND SUPPORT GROWN IN DETROIT. The next time you schedule a meeting away from the office, plan a night out with friends and family, or select a caterer to provide food for an event please consider supporting Grown in Detroit by choosing one of the restaurants and food businesses that sources it’s fresh, local fruits and vegetables from Grown in Detroit.
GET A TASTE OF YOUTH GROWING DETROIT. Youth Growing Detroit (YGD) brings together gardens that work with youth aged 11-18 to participate in a series of training, networking, and marketing opportunities focused on teaching youth about agriculture, the environment, and our food system. This year to enable more youth to benefit from the YGD experience several youth-focused work exchanges and cooking opportunities have been organized. Youth FEAST, a youth lead community dinner planned and prepared by young people, will be held on Thursday July 24th, 5-8pm at the Manistique Community Garden located at 866 Manistique. Join us in firing up an outdoor cob oven to make pizzas with toppings harvested from the garden. To get involved or RSVP for one of the events please contact us. All Youth Growing Detroit sites and gardens working with young people 11 and older are welcome!
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Join our efforts to make sure that the Garden Resource Program (GRP) is a resource for ALL of the city’s residents. The garden is one place where growth occurs, but growing can take place on a window sill, flower bed or mason jar. If you’re interested in nutrition, you can grow kale in a container for your juicer. Family cooks can begin a window sill garden to have fresh herbs for recipes. There are many opportunities to start growing something for everyone and no Detroit, Hamtramck, or Highland Park garden is too big or small to participate in the GRP or classes and events hosted by Keep Growing Detroit that support healthy living and connecting to community. If there are community groups or organizations that you think would like to grow, Keep Growing Detroit’s staff is happy to attend community events to share information. For more information, contact us!
Keep Growing Detroit hosts office hours every Wednesday from 4PM to 6PM and Friday from 10AM to 12PM at our main office located at 76 E. Forest, Detroit 48201. Come visit us to ask questions, get answers, and chat about your garden!